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Image Permanence Institute Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Inkjet Prints

DP3 NewsletterPrinting photographs on inkjet paper is commonplace these days and the concern for image permanence is always in the forefront of our thinking. Pigment inks and technical advances in photographic inkjet media produces images that will likely exceed 200 years in longevity. For this reason inkjet photographic prints are now the safest, most universally accessible media for preserving photographic images. The need for image permanence stability cannot be overstated.

The Image Permanence Institute recently completed an “IMLS National Leadership Grant for Museums research project to develop water emergency prevention, response, and recovery strategies for inkjet-printed photographs and fine art in museum collections.” Read the entire article here:

Completion of the IMLS-funded Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Inkjet Printed Materials in Museum Collections
Image Permanence

Illustration of image damage correlated to submersion time in water.

Whether you’re interested in safeguarding museum prints, your personal collection, or family photographs this new study gives us scientifically based guidelines for rescuing, recovering, conserving, and preserving inkjet prints that are exposed to water or floods.

Make the most of your images with ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers for photography. Ensure that your images will out live technological storage options available today allowing your images to live for generations to come. Hard drives fail. How long will DVD readers be available to read optically recorded files? What is the best way to archive images?

Making a museum quality archival print on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet paper using pigment inks may be the very best option we have available to us today. Visit ILFORD.com to learn more.

Read the Wilhelm Imaging Research report on image permanence of three ILFORD GALERIE Prestige injet papers available at this link:

ILFORD InkJet Papers Print Permanence Ratings